Our Holiday Dance is this Friday, December 13th. Download your permission slip here.
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On August 2, 2010, the California Department of Education voted unanimously to adopt new standards for both Mathematics and English-Language Arts; the Common Core State Standards. Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each grade. As Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) transitions to the Common Core, students will be required to develop 21st century skills to prepare for college and career. Teachers and staff are currently implementing Common Core aligned materials to ensure a smooth transition for students. To better understand this transition, we would like to invite all parents from CUHSD and our partner Districts, including Moreland, Campbell Elementary, Union, Luther Burbank and Cambrian, to an informational Parent Forum describing CUHSD’s articulated shift to the Common Core.
The Forum will focus on:
- Shifts in classroom instruction and what this will mean for students
- Literacy across all content areas
- Structural changes in mathematics pathways
Date: Wednesday December 4, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: Branham High School Cafeteria
1570 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA 95118
Hello EDS Middle School Families,
My name is Vasudha Rao and I will be compiling the school family directory again this year. If you would like to be a part of the family directory please fill the attached form
, sign and date
You can return this form in a couple of different ways:
1. Fill the form electronically and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org
as an attachment. PLEASE NOTE: By typing your name in the Signature space you are giving consent to be part of the directory.
2. If you have another child in the EDS elementary school and have already signed the form you need not do it again.
3. You can also print out the form and fill, sign and date and have your child return it to their advisory teacher.
4. If your filled the form as an EDS elementary school parent last year and have only middle school students at EDS you will have to complete, sign and date the form again.
All forms need to be returned by Oct 4th,2013.
Our Middle School Homework Center officially opens on Monday, September 17th from 2:50-3:50pm in Rm 23. Students may attend after turning in a permission slip to Ms. Kinney. Attendance is a privilege and students may attend as long as they maintain responsible behavior condusive to the academically focused environment. If your student is interested, please have him or her pick up a permission slip from your advisory teacher (or download here) and return it signed by Monday, Sept. 16th.
Check Here for New Community Service Opportunities!
To be Updated in Late September....
The philosophy of EDS is to have as many parents volunteering in the classrooms as possible, in the hope of creating a learning environment that is developmental and to provide multiple learning opportunities to each student at their level of need. It is an expectation that this continues through a student’s entire education, Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, while enrolled at EDS.
EDS Middle School Students have a seven period day beginning with an Advisory Period. Because of the size of the program and the focus on integration of curriculum across subject areas, students will often spend more than one period with the same teacher. The following classes are required for all students:
Reading Mathematics Language Arts
Science Social Science *Elective
Students may choose either a year-long elective or are placed in a trimester elective wheel. Priority for selecting electives is given to 8th graders first followed by seventh and then sixth graders. Electives meet everyday each week.
Elective choices for the 2011-2012 School Year include:
Band (full year)
Orchestra (full year)
Spanish 1A or 1B (full year)
Trimester Elective Wheel 2011-12:
- Analyzing and Writing about Children's Literature
- Communication for Change
- Computer Applications
- Math Application Through Sports Statistics
**Students take 3 of 4 classes, one per trimester.
ADVISORY PERIOD: Students will be placed in multi-grade advisory groups with the same teacher for all of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade at EDS. The advisory curriculum will include support for students in the areas of time and task management, study habits and skills, conflict management, leadership, community service, etc. Advisory is a credit/no credit period. The community service requirement is a large part of the advisory curriculum and time served is documented by the advisory teacher. In addition, the community service documentation in advisory needs to be met in order to qualify for participation in all honor roll activities.